Ravichandran Ashwin’s animated chat with umpire Marais Erasmus goes viral on Day 1 of second Test vs England

Ravichandran Ashwin, who was batting alongside centurion star batter Yashasvi Jaiswal at close, was quite animated during the conversation with Erasmus.

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Ravichandran Ashwin (Source - Twitter)

Ravichandran Ashwin (Source - Twitter)

India's star cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin drew a lot of attention on social media when he went to speak with on-field umpire Marais Erasmus at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test match at Vizag. Notably, the star all-rounder was very anxious when speaking with Erasmus. It seems that as the day's play was coming to a close, Ashwin, who was attempting to have a long conversation with Jaiswal, was seeking to remind the senior Zimbabwean umpire about the time.

Talking about the match here, Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and invited England to field first in the game. Notably, after being opted to bat first, the hosts are 385/8 at session 1 of Day 2 of the second Test match at Vizag.

India's star batter Yashasvi Jaiswal hammered a double century as he went on to hammer 209 runs from 290 balls, featuring 19 boundaries and 7 sixes to help his side post the great total. Following him are Rohit Sharma (14), Shubman Gill (34), Shreyas Iyer (27), Rajat Patidar (32), and Axar Patel (27), to help India stand in a good position.

Ravichandran Ashwin's incident was asked about by  debutant Rajat Patidar. However, the Indore-born cricketer comes up with a straight-forward reply that he didn't know about the same matter.

“I don't know what the conversation was about,” Rajat Patidar said.

However, I wanted to convert the loose balls, and play till the end: Yashasvi Jaiswal

Meanwhile, India's star cricketer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, has recently opened up about the tactical skills and pragmatic approach he used to get the great total on Day 1 of the second Test match. The star cricketer piled up 209 runs, which gave India a big boost in the first inning.

"I wanted to play it session by session. When they were bowling well, I just wanted to get through that spell. However, I wanted to convert the loose balls, and play till the end," Yashasvi Jaiswal said at the end of Day 1.